26 April 2011- MEDIA ADVISORY - NATO PA SPRING SESSION IN VARNA, 27-30 MAY 2011
The Parliament of Bulgaria will host the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's Spring Session In Varna from Friday 27 May to Monday 30 May 2011. The Session will bring together some 250 parliamentarians from the 28 NATO member countries from North America and Europe as well as delegates from partner countries and observers to discuss common international security concerns and reports to be adopted during the Annual Session in Bucharest in October 2011.
The Parliament of Bulgaria will host the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's Spring Session In Varna from Friday 27 May to Monday 30 May 2011. The Session will bring together some 250 parliamentarians from the 28 NATO member countries from North America and Europe as well as delegates from partner countries and observers to discuss common international security concerns and reports to be adopted during the Annual Session in
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly President, Dr Karl A. Lamers, the Head of the Bulgarian Delegation to the NATO PA, Dobroslav Dimitrov, and the NATO PA Secretary General, David Hobbs, will welcome media representatives and answer questions during a press briefing on Friday 27 May at 12:15.
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May will be devoted to the meetings of the NATO PA’s five Committees: Political, Defence and Security, Science and Technology, Civil Dimension of Security and Economics and Security. Each Committee will discuss Reports on a broad range of security and defence topics and will be addressed by prestigious speakers from government, academia, NGO’s and NATO.
The Plenary session on Monday 30 May will be addressed by NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s President, Dr Karl. A. Lamers, Mr Boyko Borissov, Bulgarian Prime Minister, Mrs Tsetska Tsacheva, Speaker of the Bulgarian National Assembly, Mr Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO Secretary General and Admiral Samuel Locklear Commander, Allied Joint Force Command.
PROGRAMME FOR THE MEDIA
A draft programme for the media with the names and timings of the speakers and the discussion of the Committee reports is available and regularly updated on the NATO PA web site at http://www.nato-pa.int/default.asp?SHORTCUT=2333
All meetings indicated in the press programme are open to the press.
Access to the session venues is from the main entrances of each hotel. Badges should be collected from the registration area located on level C of the Melia Grand Hermitage Hotel.
Dr Karl A. LamersNATO Parliamentary Assembly President, Dobroslav Dimitrov, the Head of the Bulgarian delegation to the NATO PA, and David Hobbs, NATO PA Secretary General will give a press briefing on Friday 27 May at 12:15 in the Lisimah Room, Melia Grand hermitage Hotel, Level C.
MEDIA ACCREDITATION - REGISTRATION - FACILITIES
Media representatives wishing to cover the session and to attend the press briefing must request accreditation.
The accreditation form, the procedure for accreditation and registration as well as more practical information for the media is available on the session page of the NATO PA.
NATO PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY PRESS AND MEDIA RELATIONS SERVICE
Questions on the Session programme or the NATO Parliamentary Assembly should be addressed to:
REQUESTS FOR INTERVIEWS
Requests for interviews with Members of Parliament and Committee guest speakers should be directed to the NATO PA’s press and media information office or directly to the delegates or guest speakers. The point of contact is Mrs Roberta Calorio (email@example.com)
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly brings together legislators from NATO member and non-member countries to consider security-related issues of common interest and concern. The Assembly is an interparliamentary organisation and is independent from NATO. For more information contact the Press and Media Relations Service (phone: + 32 (0) 2 50 48 154 – email: firstname.lastname@example.org)